Hunter S. Thompson Quote of Day

From a letter to Loren Jenkins, Newsweek, dated April 24, 1976, as published in Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976.

In this letter Thompson speculates on who will be nominated for the democratic presidential ticket in 1976. His speculation about who would then become president is on-target, considering this was written 5 1/2 months before the election.
If I had to make my final bet right now, I'd have to go with Carter to get the nomination and beat Ford -- but I'm still not sure what to make of it, except that all the alternatives seem a hell of a lot worse, and I honestly doubt if the outcome of this election will make any real difference to anybody. The die is cast, the fat is in the fire, and if the Grim Reaper wants to come on like Jesus, so be it.
 My favorite part is the last sentence which I'm seriously considering for my sig file.